Aircraft Rental

Rental Aircraft

Cessna 150
(C-150L)
$90/hr
Cessna Skyhawk
(C-172N)
$120/hr

Piper Warrior

(PA28-161)

$130/hr

Other Rates

Instructor or
Commercial Pilot
$36/hr
Headset
$4.00/flight
Fuel Reimbursement $3.00/gal max
Our fleet of rental aircraft is available to the licensed pilot who has completed a check-out with one of our staff instructors, and to student pilots learning to fly at Elizabethtown. Our aircraft are also available for use by persons who wish to hire one of our staff commercial pilots for pleasure rides or aerial photography.

All of the aircraft are rented "wet", meaning the rental rate includes filling the aircraft with fuel and oil per the pilot's request. Purchase of fuel at other airports will be reimbursed up to the amount listed. Ramp or parking fees are not refundable; fuel purchased off-site to avoid incurring these charges will not be reimbursed to the renter pilot. As prices are subject to change, a quick check on the website or call to the front desk will keep you posted.

Rental Policies

Pilots are required to be checked out in the type aircraft they wish to rent by one of our staff instructors. A check-out card will be kept on file at the FBO along with a photocopy of your airman's and medical certificates.

In order to retain rental privileges, pilots are required to maintain 30-day currency, in type, or 60-day for pilots with commercial rating. Flight currency must be with our rental aircraft. Solo night flights, cross-country flights, or IFR operations are prohibited without prior approval by the chief pilot.

Aircraft Information

If you are considering renting an aircraft or learning to fly, the following brief descriptions may give you an idea of the capabilities of our rental fleet.

Cessna 150

The 150 is a two seat training-oriented aircraft. It cruises at roughly 86 knots (100 mph) and will carry a useful load of around 360 pounds with full fuel. It is a high-wing configuration, giving the passenger an excellent downward view for sight-seeing or aerial photography. It is stable and forgiving, and an economical choice for student pilots. Its avionics are simple and consist of a NAV/COM, VFR Loran, transponder, and intercom.

Cessna Skyhawk (C-172)

The Skyhawk is similar to the 150, with a wider, roomier cabin and carries two additional passengers for a total of four seats. It cruises faster at about 115 knots (132 mph) and has a useful load of around 500 pounds with full fuel. It is also a high-wing and, with the extra cabin room, is probably the best choice for sight-seeing or photography. With flight characteristics similar to the 150, it is also a good choice for new students. It is equipped with a NAV/COM, VFR Loran, transponder, and intercom.

Piper Warrior (PA28-161)

The Warrior is also a four-seat aircraft, and offers the most comfortable interior of the aircraft in our fleet. It's low-wing configuration may slightly obstruct passengers' view of the terrain, but offers better visibility when turning. It is the fastest aircraft in our fleet at about 120 knots cruise (138 mph), and can carry around 630 pounds with full fuel. With it's speed and comfort, it is the best option for short trips. Our Warrior is equipped with a full array of modern avionics (color IFR GPS, dual NAV/COMs, ADF, DME, transponder, and intercom) and is ideal for instrument training.